C. diff. Spores and More

C. diff. Spores and More

“C. diff. Spores and More” is an educational program providing you with up-to-date information pertaining to C. diff. and Healthcare-Associated infections. Raising awareness through education and advocacy saves lives worldwide. Topics are of C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, and environmental safety products along with Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) awareness and more. Our guests are topic experts discussing Antibiotic Resistance, Research and Development, Clinical trials, Nutrition Counseling, Microbiome, Mental health, C. diff. survivors, and so much more. Please join us every Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 48 min
Join us with our guests Elizabeth A.Myers, BSN, RN, and Wendy Benson, MBA, OTR/L as we discuss the challenges of today's healthcare and their published book, The Confident Patient which answers the many questions and guides patients and families through the healthcare mazes. Have your tablets, pen, and paper ready to jot down notes as we discuss healthcare solutions and helpful information for the entire family to expand every...
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Join us with our guests; With Doctor Teena Chopra, MD,MPH,FACP,FIDSA,FSHEA Associate Professor of Medicine,Division of Infectious Diseases, Corporate Medical Director, Infection Prevention,Epidemiology,and Antibiotic Stewardship ,DMC and WSU Director,Infection Prevention,Epidemiology and Antibiotic Stewardship,Vibra Hospital Dr. Chopra will lead the discussion with an overview of a C. difficile infection followed by Alba Muhlfeld...
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Join us with our guests from Seres Therapeutics as they discuss the latest news on SER-109 and positive topline results from the pivotal Phase 3 ECOSPOR III study evaluating its investigational oral microbiome therapeutic SER-109 for recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI). The study results were equally compelling when characterized by the alternative metric of sustained clinical response, where 88.9% of patients in the SER-109 ar...
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Dr. Tamas Haidegger, Ph. D., Associate Professor Obuda University, and Co-founder: HandInscan will be discussing the importance of not only hand-washing but how Hand Hygiene is the top priority in social safety. Hand Hygiene remains the number one infection prevention action individuals can utilize worldwide to prevent the spread of germs and viruses worldwide. Dr. Haidegger will also introduce the research and science behind th...
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February 2, 2021 55 min
Join us with our guest Dr. Robert Carman, Ph. D., Director of Microbiology at TECHLAB, Inc. Dr. Carman's research focuses on Clostridioides difficile (C. diff., C. difficile, CDI). Dr. Carman not only introduces us to the gut microbiome, but explains the details of the environment, the colonies of microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, that are present in the gastrointestinal tract
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Join us with Guest; Doe Kley, RN, CIC, MPH,T-CHEST Senior Infection Preventionist with Clorox Professional Products Co. Ms. Kley will be discussing the importance of knowing the key-points in transitioning from an acute-care facility, long-term facility, and intermediate healthcare facility to the home environment.
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Join us with Guest; Doe Kley, RN, CIC, MPH,T-CHEST Senior Infection Preventionist with Clorox Professional Products Co. Ms. Kley will be discussing the importance of knowing the key-points in transitioning from an acute-care facility, long-term facility, and intermediate healthcare facility to the home environment.
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Join us with our guest: Candida Fratazzi, MD, Consulting Medical Director at Vedanta Biosciences, focused on pioneering rational design of drugs, made of defined consortia of bacteria, to Modulate the Human Microbiome. Dr. Fratazzi will be discussing and explaining Microbiome functions and how its changes impact our health. How bacteria colonies’ equilibrium is supported and supports our immune system. Thus, the need to correct i...
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Welcome to Episode 6 of 6; of the 8th Annual International C. diff. Post-Conference Special series Sponsored by Summit Therapeutics. This year's Live Online Conference had robust dynamics while focusing on the leading HAI - Clostridioides difficile We will hear from the following keynote speakers: Camilla S. Graham, MD, MPH, Ri-Co-DIFy: Summit's Ridinilazole Phase 3 Trial to Advance the Sciences in the Treatment of C. diff...
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Welcome to Episode 5 of 6; of the 8th Annual International C. diff. Post-Conference special series Sponsored by Summit Therapeutics. This year's Live Online Conference had robust dynamics as in leading annual collaborative events while focusing on Healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and the leading HAI -- Clostridioides difficile (Also known as C. diff., C. difficile, CDI, CDAD). We will hear from the following keynote spea...
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Welcome to Episode 4 of 6; of the 8th Annual International C. diff. Post-Conference special series Sponsored by Summit Therapeutics. This year's Live Online Conference had robust dynamics as in leading annual, collaborative events while focusing on Healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and the leading HAI -- Clostridioides difficile (Also known as C. diff., C. difficile, CDI, CDAD). We will hear from three leading topic-expe...
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Welcome to Episode 3 of 6; of the 8th Annual Int'l C. diff. Post-Conference special series Sponsored by Summit Therapeutics. This year's Live Online Conference had robust dynamics as in leading annual, collaborative events while focusing on Healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and the leading HAI -- Clostridioides difficile (Also known as C. diff., C. difficile, CDI, CDAD) with interconnected topics. In this episode, we...
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Welcome to Episode 2 of 6; of the 8th Annual Int'l C. diff. Post-Conference Special series Sponsored by Summit Therapeutics. This year's Live Online Conference had robust dynamics as in leading annual, collaborative events while focusing on Healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and the leading HAI -- Clostridioides difficile (Also known as C. diff., C. difficile, CDI, CDAD) with interconnected topics. In this episod...
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Welcome to Episode 1 of 6; 8th Annual Int'l C. diff. Post-Conference Special Series Sponsored by Summit Therapeutics. This year's Live Online Conference had robust dynamics as in leading annual, collaborative event possessed while focusing on Healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and a leading HAI -- Clostridioides difficile (Also known as C. diff., C. difficile, CDI, CDAD) with interconnected topics. In this episo...
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December 1, 2020 55 min
This episode of “C. diff. Spores and More” is focused on What is IBS? So you've been diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Sydrome). Now what? Join us for a discussion about the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of the various forms of IBS with our special guests: Dr. Caterina Oneto,, MD and Dr. Paul Feuerstadt, MD, Both professors and physicians specializing in Gastroenterology with a wealth of knowledge and experience tre...
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November 24, 2020 57 min
Join us with our guest: Mrs. Courtney Jones, Upstream Marketing Manager and Senior Project Manager at Rebiotix, a Ferring Pharmaceuticals company, focused on harnessing the power of the human microbiome to treat debilitating diseases. Mrs. Jones will be discussing and explaining the Microbiome. What Microbes are and the difference between the good, bad, and in between and what the Microbiome has to do with C.diff. treatment. Ther...
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Join us with our guests: Layla and Emma, members of a group of students, also known as the Golden Pandas, an FLL Robotics Team from Westfield, IN who has developed a special interest in helping to fight C. diff. infections. You can learn more this group of young researchers and reach out to the team on their YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKs_GiYjdN4
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Join our guests Andrew Rushworth and Mike Short as they discuss essential tools in an infection control program. Microfiber cloths and mops provide superior microbe and organic matter removal compared to traditional textiles but not all microfiber is created equal. Hear about what sets quality microfiber apart, the evidence behind it, and how it can serve as an effective infection prevention solution in healthcare.
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Dr. David M. Lyerly, Ph. D., Chief Science Officer, TechLab, Inc. will be joining us to discuss C. difficile Infections (CDI) and Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia. Dr. Lyerly will lead us off in an overview of viral respiratory infections and how they can lead to secondary bacterial pneumonia. As a result, antibiotics often are given empirically to prevent these types of secondary infections. Treatment with antibiotics, although ju...
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Join us with our guest James Boone, M.S., as we discuss Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients who are highly susceptible to C. difficile infections. The two diseases have similar symptoms, but very different treatments. This segment will examine the diagnostic methods which can distinguish between inflammatory bowel disease and C. difficile infection, discuss testing guidelines, and touch upon recent clinical research and advances...
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